Billboard Adjusts Chart Tracking to Reflect New Global Release Date
Starting July 6, Billboard will post new charts on Tuesday mornings. Billboard currently posts the charts on Wednesday mornings. The sales data is compiled through a partnership with Nielsen. At the end of the sales week, stores transmit their sales information to Nielsen, which compiles it and passes it on to Billboard.
The sales week according to Billboard will now last from Thursday to Friday. Stores will send sales data to Nielsen on Mondays. Previously, Billboard tracked data from Monday to Sunday.
The global release date "is something that Billboard has been discussing with Nielsen Music and industry leaders for months in relation to how a Friday global release date will affect chart processing," Silvio Pietroluongo, Billboard's Vice President of Charts and Data Development, said when the global release date was announced.